Even though floods, tornadoes, storms and power outages are typically a travesty and disheartening to hear about, for some reason audiences around the world are fascinated by disaster photos. Whether in photography series, editorials or in ad campaigns, natural and man-made disaster photos are a prominently growing phenomenon to pull contextual artistic inspiration from.
Perhaps it's the surrealistic aspect of disasters, how beautifully magnetic and large scale they are, or simply how we have no control over their worldly presence that pulls audiences into wanting to witness a disaster's dreamlike presence. Whatever the reason, disaster photography is definitely a prominent force in the art and marketing world. From disaster-driven insurance ads to Wizard of Oz tornado-inspired auto shoots, there is something inevitably pulling in gazing upon natural and man-made disasters.
19 Examples of Devastating Disaster Photography
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From Post-Storm Shots to Crash-Landing Photography
Published: May 21, 2013